Feb 25, 2011

The circus in 1940 US of A.


Found at the Wisconsin Historical Society website, this interesting picture from 1940 portrays 11 clowns who are posing around that pretty young girl in a circus tent, probably a performer at the circus as well. 

Was it a real circus? Hard to guess. The WHS suggests that this could have been a part of a movie set. 
Be that as it may, it's an evocative picture, isn't it?

2 comments:

Tom Sandow said...

Yes, I would say most certainly a real circus photo judging by the background. The young lady was possibly a trapeze artiste.
The American Circus Historical Society would probably know the facts.

Tom Sandow

Pablo L. said...

Thanks for your comment, Tom. That would be my guess as well.
Cheers.

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